The immorality of denying anyone medical support

The immorality of denying anyone medical support

By David Jessop Last month a bill was introduced into the US Senate by three Republican Senators. In part, it proposes that nations contracting with Cuba to receive medical support be designated as engaged in ‘human trafficking’. Responding, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) issued a strongly worded statement ‘repudiating’ the measure and praising […]

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

EDITORIAL A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings When more than one thousand protesters gather outside City Hall in Toronto to call for the defunding and abolition – yes, abolition – of all police forces in Canada, we should realize that  something is terribly wrong. While we believe that reform of police […]

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides  update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism has released the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge. It ask senior business leaders in Canada to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour ‘BIPOC’ […]

Time for President Granger to concede

Time for President Granger to concede

  By W. Andy Knight and Winston Dookeran We have followed the general election in Guyana held on 2 March last with great interest and grave concern.  This particular election has significant implications for democratic governance, not only for Guyana but, for the entire Caribbean. What we have been witnessing over the past 120 days […]

Americans must not allow this opportunity for positive change to be squandered

Americans must not allow this opportunity for positive change to be squandered

  Last week, President Donald Trump decided that regardless of the Coronavirus pandemic, he was going to launch  his 2020  presidential campaign. Frankly, I have no problem with his decision to start his campaign but I am concerned that at his recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma where temperature testing was conducted and facemasks handed out, […]

After ‘taking a knee’

After ‘taking a knee’

Editorial After ‘taking a knee’ After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “took a knee” at a recent anti-racism demonstration on Parliament Hill,  we certainly did not expect Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders to follow suit. But in what was clearly an act of courage, Saunders also “took a knee” at a protest demonstration in  front of […]

Geoerge Floyd’s death was a “public lynching’

Geoerge Floyd’s death was a “public lynching’

By Alvin Curling The brutal, murderous death of George Floyd in the United States has given me cause to reflect: How many times have similar tragedies occurred? How many marches have I taken part in to protest those tragedies? How many homes have I visited to comfort bereaved mothers, wives, partners, sons, daughters and friends […]

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